Bundee Aki not available for: Bulls vs Connacht September 30; Connacht vs Munster October 7; Connacht vs Leinster October 14; Connacht vs Scarlets October 21; Ospreys vs Connacht October 29; Ireland vs South Africa November 5; Ireland vs Fiji November 12; Ireland vs Australia November 19 (Intervention program offered)
By Michael Cantillon
Last Updated: 09/29/22 4:59 pm
Ireland and Connacht center Bundee Aki received an eight-match ban after receiving his third red card of his career last weekend, meaning he will miss the games between South Africa and Fiji in November. .
The midfielder is temporarily scheduled to miss Ireland’s third game and final against Australia, but will be able to compete in that Test if he completes the Training Intervention Program.
Aki was shown a red card for a dangerous foul during a game against the Stormers in Cape Town on Saturday, and has now been heavily punished for this behavior, and for his conduct with match officials. immediately on the field.
His suspension is a huge blow for Connacht ahead of a series of tough games, including two Irish provincial derbies with Munster and Leinster, but also for Ireland head coach Andy Farrell, with Aki played a big role in the Summer’s Historical Test series. win over Blacks in New Zealand.
With Ireland facing two of the best fitness teams in world rugby this fall in South Africa and Fiji, the center’s power and handling will be particularly missed. .
The head collision during a foul on Seabelo Senatla on the Stormers wing and the interaction with referee Gianluca Gnecchi resulted in Aki being banned for 10 weeks.
This number was reduced by four weeks due to mitigating factors including accepting to leave the field for which he was fouled, expressions of remorse and apology, but two more weeks were added as Aki was twice suspended. previous red cards for head-bump related incidents (2019 and 2021), as well as one previous suspension and warning related to referee interactions, bringing the total bans to eight weeks.
“The disciplinary process regarding the Red Card of Bundee Aki (Connacht Rugby) during the 2nd round match of the BKT United Rugby Championship against DHL Stormers on Saturday, September 24, 2022 resulted in an 8 ban. week,” a notice read.
“Following a foul play against DHL Stormers’ No. 11 (Seabelo Senatla), referee Gianluca Gnecchi showed the player a red card in the 60th minute of the match. Law 9.20 (a) – Players must not rush into a melee or melee. Charges include any contact made without binding to another Player in contention or maul.
“In his response to the Judicial Officer overseeing the disciplinary process (Pamela Woodman, Scotland), the Player accepted that he had committed foul play and received a red card.
“She determined that the Player’s actions towards Seabelo Senatla were reckless and took into account the speed, force, and high degree of danger in the Player’s actions. Ms. Woodman determined that, based solely on the player’s actions. this behavior, the violation will be classified as moderate according to the severity.
“However, Ms. Woodman also considered the Player’s actions and attitude towards the referee in relation to the Red Card issue. URC Disciplinary Rules) in determining that the Player’s violation was in the highest level of severity, this will result in an entry point penalty of 10 weeks.
“The Referee Officer then looked at any mitigating factors and found that the Player accepted that he had engaged in foul play (during the off-field disciplinary process), showing remorse, apologizing to both the opposing player and the referee, and a willingness to engage with his club’s coaching staff on a plan to resolve the matter, are relevant mitigating factors. .
“The Player’s previous suspensions for red cards in 2019 and 2021 for fouls related to head collisions, as well as his suspension and caution for previous conduct involving interactions with arbitration, considered aggravating factors.The judicial officer decided to extend the warranty for two more weeks of sanction.
“Therefore, the Player will be suspended for a period of eight weeks.
“If the Player completes the Training Intervention Program, the penalty will be reduced to one week.”
Bundee Aki furniture is not available for:
Vodacom Bulls vs Connacht Rugby September 30, 2022, BKT URC
Connacht Rugby vs Munster October 7, 2022, BKT URC
Connacht Rugby vs Leinster October 14, 2022, BKT URC
Connacht Rugby vs Scarlets October 21, 2022, BKT URC
Ospreys vs Connacht Rugby October 29, 2022 BKT URC
Ireland vs South Africa November 5, 2022, Fall Nations Series
Ireland vs Fiji November 12, 2022, Nations Fall Series
Ireland vs Australia 19 November 2022 Fall Series (substituted if Player successfully completes Head-Contact Training Intervention)